Sport New look, same result for Federer

06:31  03 july  2018
06:31  03 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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New look , same old dominance for Roger Federer at Wimbledon. The eight-time champion began his title defense in style at the All England Club, brushing aside Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 in 79 minutes on Centre Court.

At the age of 31, many said that Federer ’s new short haircut has him beginning to look his age. Whether he wears his hair long or short, Federer will always be the same star tennis player that he has been throughout his entire career.

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Roger Federer caused a stir when he began his quest for a ninth Wimbledon title with a new logo on his chest but everything else looked familiar as he crushed Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in glorious Centre Court sunshine.

The 36-year-old's whites were missing the usual swish and the familiar RF emblem was not on his headband on Tuesday (NZ time) after the 20-times grand slam champion's long- term deal with American apparel and equipment company Nike ended in March.

Japan's casual wear company Uniqlo have signed Federer up in reported $US30 million-a-year deal and might have hoped for a longer debut than the one hour and 19 minutes it took their man to demolish Lajovic.

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Same old Federer . A year ago, for example, he did not drop a set the entire way, becoming the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to claim the title at the All Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson unveils results of new nose job after admitting she's gone 'overboard' with cosmetic surgery New look .

Roger Federer has won and done just about everything in his magical career. Now, after knocking off Tomas Berdych to make his 11th Wimbledon final at 35 years old, he may have rewritten the manual for approaching a pro tennis career from the wrong side of 30.

Federer sauntered on to court to a huge ovation and treated his army of fans to a masterclass in a first set that lasted a mere 20 minutes.

Lajovic shook off his early nerves to at least give Federer some practice in the second and third sets but the Serbian could do no better than last year when he also suffered a straight-sets defeat by the Swiss, that time in the second round.

Federer, contesting his 20th consecutive Wimbledon, is bidding to become only the second player to win nine singles titles on the London lawns after Martina Navratilova.

He could not have wished for a better start as he wasted no energy in the hot conditions which are set to continue all week.

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This marked the first time that Federer had beaten the top two players in the world at the same tournament At the 2014 Australian Open, Federer reversed that result , defeating Murray in four sets in the quarterfinals. ^ " Federer To Begin 2016 With New - Look Team – ATP World Tour – Tennis".

Among the 15,000 people on Centre Court were his two sets of twins. While daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, now eight, are old enough to understand exactly how good their father is at his job, four-year-olds Lenny and Leo still don't get it.

That is another reason the 36-year-old Federer shows absolutely no sign of winding down his glittering career.

"They know I play a lot of tennis, but they won't know what my ranking would be," Federer said.

"They wouldn't know what I'm actually maybe trying to do really. They know that there is a trophy involved at some point if I do play well, because they get most excited about the trophies.

"I think probably it would be a few more years for the boys to really remember. The girls, they will always remember at this point, of course."

The top seed admitted before the match that he can still get nervous walking out on to Centre Court but he was at his free-flowing best against Lajovic, who was little more than a prop in Federer's magic show.

Federer hit 35 winners and offered up not a single break point as he took his streak to 24 consecutive sets won at the All England Club, having waltzed to the title last year.


Federer stunned by Anderson in marathon quarterfinal .
No. 8 seed Kevin Anderson pulled off a marathon shocker to beat top-seeded Roger Federer 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 on Wednesday to advance to the Wimbledon semifinals at the All England Club in London. Federer was serving for the match in the third set, but failed to close it out -- giving Anderson, of South Africa, the chance he needed to dethrone the defending champion in a match that lasted nearly four and a half hours."I'm not sure what to say right now. I tried my best to keep fighting and was able to scrape through the third and fourth set. By the end I was able to do a great job and I wasn't thinking too much," Anderson said.

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